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Use "world-shaking" in a sentence
"What makes Hemingway so relevant today is how he merged great literary works with personal heroism in world-shaking events, including World War I, the Spanish civil war and World War II."
"In like manner to the tear-filled celebration that spread across America and the world when President Barack Obama was inaugurated, Oprah's success albeit less world-shaking signals yet another crack in the foundation of institutionalized racism in America."
"NEW YORK—Despite some world-shaking events this year, currency investors are shrugging off the risk of future exchange-rate swings, prompting skeptics to warn that the market is getting too complacent."